Your next step, after receiving a positive pregnancy test, is to get an ultrasound to determine pregnancy viability and gestational age. It’s an accurate way to date your pregnancy so you can know everything you need to make a decision moving forward. 

What Is An Ultrasound?

Receiving an ultrasound is vital to understand the stage of your pregnancy. An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to see inside the uterus, to determine the fetal heartbeat, and to see how far along you are in your pregnancy. An ultrasound can also reveal the possibility of any minor or major complications.

Why Do I Need An Ultrasound?

It’s very important to identify any risks before you proceed with any decisions. An ultrasound at Bright Hope can provide the following information:

  • Confirm viable pregnancy
  • Detect fetal heartbeat
  • Determine the gestational age
  • Determine estimated due date
  • Determine if it’s a multiple-birth pregnancy (twins, triplets, etc.)
  • Determine the location of the pregnancy (intrauterine/ectopic)

What’s Next?

To start the ultrasound process, schedule your appointment today. Our medical staff will review your ultrasound and a licensed medical professional is available to discuss the results with you. From there, our caring staff can inform you about all your options to help you make a confident decision.

Our limited ultrasounds are free and confidential!